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Local anaesthetics



Local anaesthetics are drugs which cause reversible local anaesthesia and a loss of nociception. When they are used on specific nerve pathways, effects such as analgesia and paralysis can be achieved.

The Primary () and Final () FRCA examinations require an extensive knowledge of local anaesthetics. We have therefore written a new educational resource section on the physiology and pharmacology of local anaesthetics. The tutorials have been tailored to the FRCA syllabus.

Read other sections by using the navigation bar on the right side of every page.   

 Primary FRCA Syllabus 


General Pharmacology

 Drug isomerism Local anaesthetic agents 

Q. Primary viva question

What is your favourite local anaesthetic agent? How does it work?
 


 

 Final FRCA Syllabus


General Therapeutics

 Regional anaesthesia ... choice of agent and technique ... additives ... systemic effects ... avoidance of toxicity... 



Local anaesthetics

Physiology and basic principles
The physicochemical properties of local anaesthetics
Isomerism
pH and local anaesthetics
Pharmacokinetics and toxicity of local anaesthetics
Pharmacology of regional anaesthesia
Lidocaine
Bupivacaine
Levobupivacaine
Ropivacaine
Prilocaine
Tetracaine (Amethocaine)
Intralipid - local anaesthetic toxicity
LipidRescue

Sciatic nerve block (transgluteal approach): animated tutorials

Sciatic nerve block-landmarks
Sciatic nerve block-needle angle
Sciatic nerve block-needle depth

Sciatic nerve block (subgluteal approach): animated tutorials

Sciatic nerve block-landmarks
Sciatic nerve block-needle angle
Sciatic nerve block-needle depth


This resource has been written by Dr Sean Neill FRCA.

We would also like to thank Ryo Sakai, who developed this three-dimensional interactive web-based module to enhance medical residents' understanding of the spatial relationships relative to surface anatomy. This module was completed as part of a Master's research project.


 






 
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